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Revised Kardos book on choral intonation

Revised Kardos book on choral intonation

23 July 2021

The Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music has launched a thoroughly revised and restructured English-language edition of Pál Kardos’s unique book on choral intonation.

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“Kodály’s Principles in the Perspective of the 21st Century – Based on Zoltán Kodály’s Writings and Speeches”

“Kodály’s Principles in the Perspective of the 21st Century – Based on Zoltán Kodály’s Writings and Speeches”

6 July 2021

The latest publication of the Kodály Institute is a much-needed, long-awaited project by a former professor of our Institute, the internationally renowned Lilla Gábor. “Kodály’s Principles in the Perspective of the 21st Century – Based on Zoltán Kodály’s Writings and Speeches” is aimed for all those who wish to delve into the authentic sources: the complexity of Kodály’s vision in his own words.

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Closing of the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Closing of the 2020-2021 Academic Year

9 June 2021

The Kodály Institute held its Closing Ceremony of the Academic Year 2020-2021 on 28 May in the ceremonial hall of the Calvinist Old College and online. Due to the current COVID situation, only 20 people could attend personally, the rest could follow the ceremony via Zoom.

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Publications on Erzsébet Szőnyi

25 April 2021

On the occasion of the anniversary of Professor Erzsébet Szőnyi's birthday (25 April) we would like to call your attention to two publications that were published earlier as tributes to one of the most authentic representatives of the Kodály Concept: 

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PRESTO - a winning Erasmus+ project

PRESTO - a winning Erasmus+ project

15 April 2021

A 5-strong project consortium led by the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy has been awarded a significant funding of ~270.000€ through the Erasmus+ ‘Strategic Partnerships Call in Response to Covid-19’.

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At Kodály's grave

At Kodály's grave

8 March 2021

6th of March is the day when we regularly visit the Farkasréti Cemetery to pay tribute to Zoltán Kodály at his grave. This year the coronavirus restrictions allowed only a very modest, though very heartful commemoration on a beautiful sunny spring day.

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Information for students concerning the 2021-2022 academic year

4 January 2021

Dear Prospective Students,

Thank you for your interest in the academic programmes of the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.
As we have started preparations for the 2021-2022 academic year, I would like to share with you some useful information which will assist you in preparation for your study year at the Kodály Institute.

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Artisjus Award to the Director of the Institute

12 December 2020

László Norbert Nemes, Director of the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music is one of the recipients of the 2020 Artisjus Award for his outstanding pedagogical achievements in the field of classical music. Artisjus is the Hungarian Bureau for Copyright Protection whose primary objective - beyond acting as a legal body - is to recognize the outstanding performances and achievements of the contemporary musical artists of all genre. Congratulations to László!

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Stolen Times - new CD from Judit Rajk contralto

Stolen Times - new CD from Judit Rajk contralto

11 December 2020

Judit Rajk's Stolen Time album captures a small portion of the artist’s rich repertoire: Hungarian compositions from the 20th–21st century, through Zoltán Kodály's folk song arrangements to the large-scale monody of Barnabás Dukay, the short, resigned lamentation of Zoltán Jeney, and to the sensitive song on the death of children by Máté Balogh.

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Interview with the Director of the Institute

Interview with the Director of the Institute

8 December 2020

2020 was and still is a special year. It challenged us in many ways. We asked László Nobert Nemes, director of the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, what their year looked like.

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Visit of the Ambassador of South Korea

Visit of the Ambassador of South Korea

9 November 2020

On 5 November, Kyoo-sok Choe, the Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea to Hungary, visited the Institute. During the walk in the monastery, he got acquainted with the history of the building, the antecedents of the establishment of the Institute.

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